Onstead Institute

The Onstead Institute develops, supports, and sustains innovative art and design practices and processes for K-12 education through a program of research, project administration, and public dissemination of information.

By partnering with faculty and students within the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD), the Institute contributes to the culture of creative excellence that has made the college a premier destination for emerging and established artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The Institute also seeks to integrate CVAD’s creative and intellectual energies with those of the external community—locally, nationally, and abroad—through engagement and collaboration.

For more information visit the Onstead Institute's website.

Student accomplishments

Center for Creative Connections features David Herman, UNT Art Education Ph.D student

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program. David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program.

David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Alumni accomplishments

Lauren LaRocca at O'Donnell Institute, DMA

Lauren LaRocca (MA, Art History 2009) is the Coordinator of Special Programs with The O’Donnell Institute. She oversees collaborations between the Dallas Museum of Art and the O’Donnell Institute. She coordinates scholars’ access to collections, arranges class visits, plans the logistics of jointly-sponsored programs, and oversees both day-to-day operations and special events at the research center.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Lauren LaRocca (MA, Art History 2009) is the Coordinator of Special Programs with The O’Donnell Institute. She oversees collaborations between the Dallas Museum of Art and the O’Donnell Institute. She coordinates scholars’ access to collections, arranges class visits, plans the logistics of jointly-sponsored programs, and oversees both day-to-day operations and special events at the research center.